Title

The history and development of registered dietitian accreditation systems in China and other comparable countries

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2019

Subject Area

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Abstract

A dietitian has qualifications in nutrition and dietetics and applies the science of food and nutrition to improve the health of individuals, groups, and communities. The Registered Dietitian (RD) credential has gained recognition over the years for its expertise. The accreditation systems were developed and have been used to ensure quality of this profession. Accreditation systems set standards for academic and professional training in nutrition and dietetics and reflect current research-based information. The purpose of this paper is to review a few countries that have a RD accreditation system including China and several other countries, e.g. the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The aims are to introduce the newly established RD system in China and to compare the differences among the countries' systems.

Publication Title

Nutrition Research

Volume

70

First Page

11

Last Page

17

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.nutres.2018.07.002

PubMed ID

30077351

ISSN

02715317

E-ISSN

18790739

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